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Taxpayers Still Feel Gypped Compared to Others

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Few Americans think those richer or poorer than they are pay as much as they do in taxes.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 20% of American Adults believe someone who makes twice as much as they do pays twice as much in taxes. Forty-eight percent (48%) say that person pays less than half as much in taxes. Only 11% think they pay more than twice as much. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 26-27, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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